kopher (593) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2008
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours very dark brown, lots of dark bubbly head.
Aroma is cloyingly sweet with strong dark cherries and some metal.
Taste is worse. Sort of an odd artificial fruitiness mixed with too much sweetness and again with the metal. Also a bit too thick.
Overall, fairly stomach-ache inducing, but not the most terrible thing, especially given the insane list of ingredients.
doublebock (554) - California, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So this was my first Gluten free beer and it wasnít as bad as I thought it would be. Its certainly unfair to compare this versus other true Belgian dubbels or other dark true beers. Comparing it versus Redbridge would be a better way to rank this. With that caveat, lets get into it.
Pours dark brown with a thick creme colored head. Toasted malt aroma with vinaigrette dressing notes. Flavor of molasses and raisins and red wine.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle from the Four Firkins. Dark brown, almost black pour with a big fluffy tan head. Aroma is very much like a standard Belgian dubbel but a little toned down. Notes of caramel, dark fruit. Flavor pretty much the same, only much more toned down. Tastes pretty good, just not too intense of a flavor and the finish doesnít really bring very much. Much better than what I expected though.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a hazy dark. Aroma is sweet dark fruits. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Sweet, syrupy, and flat tasting. Tastes like a non-alcoholic dark beer or a "beer-flavored" drink. Not good.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brown body with a healthy tan head. Aroma of apples and alcohol. Same flavor. Winey. Strange, and not in a terribly enjoyable way.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells somewhat dubbel like.... grapes, tart green apples, and wine. Fizzy, grape pop flavors. Acidic, tart and alcoholic stomach turning. I understand this is missing major "beer" ingredients, and it shows. I feel sorry for the gluten free crowd, really do. This is rank.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma was apples and raisins and a sweet underlying nature of caramel. A very light spice was present as was a skinch of chocolate. The beer poured into the glass hazy brown with a moussy tall tan head which laced the glass. The flavor was apple with chocolate and a light bit of spice. Caramel was present and the entire flavor was a bit of a muted mess. Apple and cider most notable with raisins and caramel. The finish was dry with lasting saccharine flavor and apple into the aftertaste. The body was medium-light with a moderate level of carbonation and a watery texture on the palate. A disappointment. 16.9 ounce bottle.
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
odd, cider taste, caramel, bread, roasty, citrus, herbs, resin, leather, earthy, alcohol, cooked vegetables, soy sauce, red, clear, flat rocky head, lightly bitter,
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a dark red /brown color with small off white head. Aroma of slight fruit and malt and alittle toastiness. Very malty flavors with lots of carmel and nice toasty flavors, yeasty beilgian esters and werid sort of acidity and sharpness that is out of place. a little thin too.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First full dark gluten free ive ever had. Great taste low carbonation. No raunchy bland sorgum taste.